Monochromatic exchange

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Elisa received her exchange from me today, The theme was redwork or monochromatic, I decided to do a monochromatic one.

I had bought one of Yuko's designs from Casamia when her on line shop was open and it was of the cherub alphabet, I have longed for this alphabet for ages, and when it came it was perfect I felt to do for Elisa. I stitched her initial in Vicki Clayton 'chocolate' silk thread - Elisa loves chocolate, so I thought that the thread colour was just perfect for her.

Its stitched on Graziano linen and I couldn't decide for a while what to finish it as, in the end I thought the tried and trusted pinkeep would be nice, and I added a little of nan's lace around the inside edge as it looked a little bare otherwise. The backing fabric is a Moda fabric I had in my stash and it was chocolate browns and minty paisley. I used brown satin ribbon for around the outside edge and glass beads in mint and white.



I would also like to say a HUGE HUGE THANKYOU to Chris, Jackie, Claudia, Hazel, and Katica, who have nominated me for an award, your kindness has really touched me, I feel really grateful for all the nominations and its so nice to be appreciated by fellow bloggers.

Hope that everyone has a really great weekend, we intend to have a quiet one this week, Mark is very much improved and went back to work on Wednesday though I wish he had stayed off at least until this Monday, but he said he felt ready (He's missing his golf like mad too, not that he can swing a club at least for another couple of weeks), but I have passed on everyones good wishes.


Arrgh! Whats happened to my blog all my posts have shifted left and I can't seem to sort it - anyone out there got any ideas??


27 comments:

angelasweby said...

Su,
Your pinkeep is gorgeous. I love the colour you have chosen and the pretty way you have trimmed it with Nan's lace. It's so nice to use it to finish bits of your stitching. The minty coloured pins are perfect.
I love this alphabet and bought it too. I have done two initials so far, a Y for Yuko and an S. but, now I've seen how pretty the E looks, I'm sure my sister Eva would love it :>)
Hope you are keeping well and that Mark is feeling back to his old self.
Lots of hugs, Angela
PS, I'm also having a lot of problems but mine seem to be with Yahoo mail!!

Carol R said...

A beautiful exchange Su - I can see why you fell in love with the cherub alphabet!

Your blog postings always show at the bottom for me. I get the side bars with a blank space where the postings should be so I just scroll down to read. It doesn't look any different today.

Sally said...

That is a lovely exchange piece Su. So beautifully stitched and finished.

Anne said...

Your pinkeep is really beautiful and I love the colour from this vicki Clayton silk!

Loreta said...

Your pinkeep is amazing Su! I like colors of threads and lace!

brokenfairy said...

Beautiful Pinkeep!!

Teri said...

The lace edging is beautiful; it reminds me of little snowflakes. Great finish!

Elisa said...

A gorgeous pinkeep and I was the very lucky recipient....thank you so much Su...
Hugs
Elisa

Nancy said...

Su this is absolutely gorgeous! (Have I said that before about your work?) What a beautiful pinkeep. The initial is a lovely style, and I love the color you chose. I saw the backing fabric on Elisa's blog, and it is a perfect choice. And the lace - it makes the piece look antique.

Julie said...

Gorgeous, what a superb design.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous pinkeep! I love it.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You have recieved an award! Come and get it! Huggles!

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love the pinkeep you made, it is so sweet and dainty.

fireflydreams said...

Beautiful pin keep.

Hi Susi, just to let you know that my heathersstitchinghaven.blogspot.com has been disabled by those at blogger for the past 3 weeks and I am now using my http://fireflydreams.wordpress.com blog. I hope you will come and check it out when you have time.

Heather

Yuko said...

Oh Su!
This is absolutely beautiful pinkeep!!
How beautiful colour this thread is! I love it!!
And I love how you finished into pinkeep, the lace looks like the silver frame (I thought so at first!), and I saw the beautiful backing fabric at Elisa's blog!
It's perfect match!
You always stitch and finish perfection, ah I now feel happy again that I could find you in this huge blog land!!

Susan said...

Your pinkeep is beautiful - I love the cherub, and the colors!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! Stunning finish - so pretty. Can you tell I like it? lol

Tanya

Joei said...

Wow, lovely stitching and finishing Su! I just love the thread color and lace, perfect!

Carol R said...

Su
I don't know what you did but your blog is finally showing in it's correct place for me!
xx

Hazel said...

I just saw this on Elisa's blog. I love how you edged it with the lacey stuff. gorgeous finish Su. xx

Carla said...

Beautiful pinkeep!!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

CONGRATULATIONS... For winning my first give-away...
Would it be possible, if I was to send you cards/tags, that aren`t the ones that are in my blog, but they very similar to them?!...
The reason being, is, that I already have some cards/tags that are packed in cellophane bags and would be a lot easier for me if you would accept those...
With my little ones being on holiday, I`m finding it difficult to have any spare time...
Thanks for the understanding!
You are the BEST!!
Kisses Kisses
Debbie Moss
xxx

P.S - By the way the pinkeep its very adorable and very well executed!

Vale said...

hi Su, I'm Valeria, from Italy!Your pinkeep is so gorgeous, really! If you wont, come and see my blog, I've not the english tansaltion yet (I will translate my posts when I'll come back from mountains next week...), but you can see photos and so on... I've a small swap, also! It's called "It's tea time!"...
Hugs,
Valeria

Nelapx said...

ayyy esta maravillosamente hermoso... ayyy tengo miedo... que cosa debere hacer para ti??

Lennu said...

You've stitched a gorgeous pinkeep!! Congratulations, it's a beauty.

At the moment I can see your blog correctly, for a long time the postings were at the bottom and I saw only the sidebar and then blank space on the right.

Annemarie said...

Beautiful exchange, Su! Hope your weekend was a lovely one!

Julianne said...

very, very pretty! I just love the lace that you used around the edge.

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